Irises forum: Bee pods and Chimeras?

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Name: Sharon
McGregor IA (Zone 4b)
Jun 19, 2013 6:54 AM CST
I have several large bee pods that I just noticed. One is on Earl of Rhodes, which I spent so much time trying to identify. I would like to plant some seeds if I can do it without a lot of effort.
As for the chimera, I am not sure if this is the right name, but I have a pale blue/white with blue beards that has only 2 sets of standards and falls, rather than the usual 3. Last year, I believe this same cultivar had blooms with purple and white blooms, kind of half purple and half white on the same bloom. Is there a name for a plant that produces these "sports" frequently, or is it just a coincidence?
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
Jun 19, 2013 6:49 PM CST
Bee pods can be fun; not sure about the other stuff--probably weather related.

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